Examination of Witnesses

Part of Pension Schemes Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:31 am on 23rd October 2014.

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Photo of Gregg McClymont Gregg McClymont Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 11:31 am, 23rd October 2014

Thank you for that very useful answer. Does the panel agree that we are clearly moving towards a system of much greater participation in draw-down? While the phase of building up the pension has been a thrust towards better, not necessarily more, regulation with better quality criteria and the like, as we move into the new draw-down world there is none of that as things stand. There is no proposal from Government to extend the cap, as you suggested, into the draw-down phase or to have those quality criteria that are there in the building of the pension pot. Is that surprising? Is it a problem? Have you heard anything about the possibility of the Government moving?